Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Tokamak Plasma Control

PHYS-734

Lecturer(s) :

Moret Jean-Marc

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Remarque : Every 2 years / Next time: Spring 2018 (Block course)

Summary

Obtain an understanding of the principal requirements for the control of high power tokamak pulses and to understand how these can be met by applying the basic principles of control theory.

Content

1. Overview of control requirements in a tokamak - current ITER design of plasma control
2. Basic principles of control theory - model types, identification, controllers, LTI, non-LTI
3. Design of controllers for plasma equilibrium control of ITER
4. Advanced issues related to ITER plasma shape control - constraints, optimisation
5. Design of controllers for kinetic control of 0-D quantities - energy and density, quantised actuators
6. Advanced issues related to kinetic control of 0-D quantities
7. Formulation of the control of continuous radial plasma profiles
8. Advanced issues related to profile control - actuator conflict
9. Stabilisation of MHD activity and current research work
10. Issues related to the control of the plasma-wall interactions - divertor, wall contact
11. Overview of the state of the art in the field and future tendencies in ITER

Resources

Websites

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Tokamak Plasma Control
    • Lecture
      14 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      7 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      14 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German